School Filing ‘Racial Discrimination’ Against Students Who Refuse Muslim Education October 30, 2014
Parents of students at Littleton Green Community School were outraged after they found out that if their children decided not to attend a controversial field trip, they would be officially deemed racist. The trip was to a religious workshop about the Muslim faith, and administration warned that a “racial discrimination note” would be added to the students’ school records, should they fail to join.
As to be expected, parents did not take the information lightly, especially since the class consisted of children as young as eight years old.
“I was shocked by the letter. To be told my kids have got to attend this workshop is disgusting,” said Tracy Ward, a mother of four. “Everyone should have a choice but that’s my opinion and I don’t want a stain on my kids’ record as a result.
“To be told we had to pay for the trip as well was just a kick in the teeth,” added another parent. “How dare they threaten to brand the children racist at such a young age. It’s going to make them feel like little criminals.”
Afraid of the disturbance they’d caused, the school quickly retracted their statement, saying instead that it was “important for children to learn about cultures and religions other than their own.